Saturday, December 15, 2007

A few of my favorite things.........







This morning I woke up to see it was snowing and I couldn't help but think of that song in "The Sound of Music" and the lyric: "Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes" I agree.......that is truly one of my favorite things.

I am going to see my dad again this evening. He has made VAST improvements and they have moved him from intensive care to the main ward. That should prove interesting. I can't help but crack up because he is a man who has lived with the strictest of schedules for years......you know how old folks are, and now his days and nights are messed up and at 1 am he is asking for a cup of coffee. Those poor nurses!!

The Best News is that Nancy will be here this evening and I will pick her up at the bus station. She doesn't know how excited I am for her to be here with us during the holidays.

Sidenote: I just want to point out to folks who don't know the history between my father and I, I am not bitter. If I was, I would never have let him be a part of my or the lives of my children. I have made my peace and forgiven him for YEARS of abuse. I would not be where I am in my life if I hadn't. As I said in my previous post, he was a horrible father to me but has made up for it by being a WONDERFUL Grandfather. I don't think by making that statement I am exhibiting bitterness. I think by saying it I have acknowledged that it is possible to overcome things that are painful and move on.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Yay! Nancy's almost there! Glad to hear your dad is out of ICU!

wendy said...

Can't wait for Nancy to arrive and spend time with you all! What a blast :-). So glad you are able to enjoy your days with your father...I'm sure he's taught you so much and will continue too. Glad to hear he is doing better.

Til said...

So glad Nancy is there, I bet you guys are having fun! Glad to hear your Dad is doing better. So glad your heart is right. That is great Drea.

Jessica said...

I guess I haven't checked in for a while! SO glad to hear that there's good news for you! Hope you're having fun with Nancy!

Me :) said...

Have a blast while Nancy is there! You gals (and that one guy) make the funniest Three Musketeers. You all are cracking me up!

Glad to hear your dad is doing better. I can sympathize with your feelings, too. Been there.

ellen said...

i am so glad things are going well with your dad...that pic of him below is just too cute!